ZERO DEGREES OF SEPARATION
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Sharply Assembled...Strong meat that warrants attention
3 out of 4 stars! “…Elle Flanders frames their struggles with a mournful eloquence […] to strong effect. There is a political bias here — and it’s not pro-Israel — but it’s a basic humanism that resonates the strongest.”
— Eye Magazine
“intricate, compelling and very personal” … “Zero Degrees is not a historical document, rather, it is a very personal consideration that uses the current situation in Israel-Palestine to ask difficult and important political questions.”
“Flanders' film is bursting with concern about identities – sexual, national, political, generational, cultural, class, ethnic and more.”
“Flanders sensitively balances the personal and the political in an insightful documentary.”
— Toronto Star
Zero Degrees is hypnotic, elegaic, political, and incisive. Yet the film isn't merely poetic —- it illuminates the filmmaker's (and by extension, the viewer's) complicity in war and intolerance.
— Jennie Livingston, Director, Paris is Burning
Flanders has found a way to surround a verite slice of life with the most deeply personal and lyrical frame, complicating our notions of Israeli/Palestinian "relations" in a wonderfully unexpected fashion. Her documentary speaks to anyone who cares about the future of partnerships, filmmaking, or social justice.
— B. Ruby Rich